Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Megan Williams Case

This is one disturbing case. I've known about it for a while. I was hoping that it would prove to be a hoax of some kind. It looks like it is completely true. This poor girl was tortured and brutalized and, to date, the Attorney General has not charged anyone with a hate crime.

From ABC News by John Raby (AP):
"Details Emerge in W. Va. Torture Case" —

Inside a shed on a remote hillside of this coalfield community, authorities say a young black woman was tortured for days, sexually assaulted, beaten and forced to eat rat droppings.

Her captors, all of them white, choked her with a cable cord and stabbed her in the leg while calling her a racial slur, poured hot water over her and made her drink from a toilet, according to criminal complaints.

To learn more about the case, read the blog Black and Missing but not Forgotten where there is a lot of information.

Read and listen to the Democracy Now! report where Megan Williams describes in her own words what happened.

Sign the petition to get Civil-rights charges to be filed immediately.


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